London Area Guides
Pimlico Area Guide
Our area guide to Pimlico gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW1V
Property Types & Architecture
Although famous for regency town houses, nearly all of which have been converted into apartments, the area mainly offers high quality ex-local and housing association flats. These prove to be excellent value for money as they are large, well maintained and affordable given the location. Prices are high, but still very attractive given the low transport and council tax costs associated with the area.
Shopping & Entertainment
As well as being the home of The Tate Britain there is real local colour: Local supermarkets and fresh produce markets make the area practical and give the area a sense of identity apart from the West End. The area also features several family-run restaurants that cater towards locals rather than tourists, which can be the case with most of Westminster.
Parks & Commons
Though leafy there are few major green spaces: however, the riverbank features ample seating and public spaces offering great views across some of London's most iconic scenery.
Who lives here?
The area is favoured by middle income professionals and sharers, who often find the convenience of the location reduces living costs such as travel, making the higher property costs associated with the area more manageable.
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Pimlico (Zone 1)
Schools in Pimlico & Exam Results
Schools in Pimlico fall under the Westminster Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Pimlico by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Pimlico
Pimlico Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Pimlico area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Pimlico Local Authorities
Pimlico is represented by Westminster Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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